yes it has been proven once more: Worms are the supreme beings on this planet. worms survived shuttle disaster the C elegans nematodes that were onboard the spaceshuttle colombia managed to survive the crash. This is not only a victory for science, but also shows that maybe worms are better astronauts than humans. For all the genetic engineering fans out there on this forum (yes...i know you exist) this must be great news. We now know how to improve man to make him better adapted for space travel. 1. First of all we have to get rid of all limbs and extruding parts. Do not worry about the genitalia. We still need them, but they might have to move inside. 2. genitalia: besides moving them inside we also need to place both the male and the female reproductive organs in one body. The worms are hermaphrodite after all. 3. We have to considerably shrink in size. 4. We have to get rid of most of our brain. 5. We have to develop an appetite for bacteria and everything else that is small enough to fit in our tiny mouths. 6. We have to wiggle all the time.